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Stonewalling the Student Press?new

The University of Memphis student newspaper struggles with budget cuts and a tight-lipped administration.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  08-17-2012  |  Media

Shelter in the Stormnew

Problems have plagued Memphis Animal Services. Is there a real chance for change?
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  09-13-2011  |  Animal Issues

In Greater Memphis, Two Long-Awaited Greenways are Becoming a Realitynew

When the greenways projects are complete, the attendees of a meeting were told, a person will be able to walk or bike from downtown to Cordova. Some touted the benefits such exercise opportunities offer to a city ranked one of the unhealthiest in America.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  02-05-2010  |  Environment

Former Prostitutes Visit the Local Women's Prison With Message of Hopenew

Katrina Robertson and several others from Nashville's Magdalene program, a nonprofit residential treatment program to help prostitutes turn their lives around, visited the women's prison this week as part of the "Find Your Way Home" national prison tour.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  01-15-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Murky Waters: Memphis is Dumping Sewage into the Mississippinew

A city plant is discharging sewage into local rivers and streams, and the Tennessee Clean Water Network, an independent environmental advocacy group based in Knoxville, has filed notice of its intent to sue the city over violations of the Clean Water Act.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  12-18-2009  |  Environment

Amy Goodman Talks About Indie Media and Her RNC Arrestnew

The Democracy Now! host says that all charges against her and her producers have been dropped, but "it has a chilling effect on our ability to report."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  10-20-2008  |  Media

Profanity Police in Memphis?new

During the Center City Commission's (CCC) pilot program to curb aggressive panhandling downtown, safety patrol officers also reprimanded people for loitering and profanity.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  10-03-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Life is a Constant Struggle for Memphis' Undocumented Immigrantsnew

Chioma Diallo, along with her husband and three children, moved to Memphis from Africa in 1994 in search of the American dream. What she got instead was an American nightmare.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  08-08-2008  |  Immigration

How to Talk to a Tranny (Yes, Even This Headline Would be Considered Offensive)new

Terms commonly used to describe transgender men and women fall into a gray area. Is it okay to call someone a transvestite? How do you determine a transgender person's preferred pronoun -- he or she -- without being offensive?
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  07-25-2008  |  Sex

An Inmate Beating Brings Up Issue of Transgender Discrimination in Memphisnew

A video leaked from the Shelby County Correction Center shows Officer Bridges McRae repeatedly punching Duanna Johnson inside a waiting room at the jail. The 18-minute video has no audio, but Johnson claims McRae assaulted her after she refused to respond to homophobic slurs of "he/she" and "faggot."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  06-27-2008  |  LGBT

Q&A: Scott Ritter, Former UN Weapons Inspectornew

Ritter talks about what the U.S. should do in Iraq and Iran.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  05-02-2008  |  War

Former Phoenix Recycling Workers Fight for Unpaid Wagesnew

When Rudy Carrillo didn't receive his paycheck from Phoenix Recycling last December, his family in Mexico went hungry. He's one of 17 Hispanic and African-American workers who claim that the Memphis plastic recycling plant stopped paying them shortly after Christmas.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  04-18-2008  |  Business & Labor

Tourist or Terrorist?new

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the FBI teach people to spot potential terrorists.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  04-04-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Memphis Vet Paves Way for Canine Stem-Cell Treatmentsnew

The stem-cell procedure has been around since 2001 and currently is used only to treat arthritis and tissue repair in horses and dogs.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  03-07-2008  |  Animal Issues

Not Forgottennew

Remembering the servicemen from Shelby County who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq War.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  02-22-2008  |  War

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